Martin Lawrence Galleries celebrates its 40th anniversary with gala, benefiting St Jude Children's Research Hospital(R)

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GREENWICH, Conn., Aug. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, Dali, Haring, Erté and other masters of 20th century art may have never gathered together in the same room when they were alive. But, to the sheer delight of more than 150 collectors from across the United States, their masterpieces were displayed last month at the Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG) showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada…one of 10 galleries it has across the country.

This is the fourth annual event for the nation's leading purveyor of 20th and 21st century art to assemble some of the world's finest masterworks in its spacious 27,000-square-foot gallery located in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The celebration marked MLG's 40th year serving clients and prospects alike, who viewed works alongside those of Francis, Muniz, Kondakova, Hallam, Deyber, Mas, Kostabi, Hofmann, Nichols, Lalonde, Fresinnier, Bertho and many others in a space that can only be described as a cultural wonderland.

MLG also used the opportunity to announce its support of St Jude Children's Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

As part of the affiliation, MLG made a monetary and in-kind donation to St. Jude that included two pieces of art for a fundraising auction at the St. Jude "An Affair of the Art" gala next May.

"We are grateful for the support of Martin Lawrence Galleries because unlike any other hospitals, the majority of funding for St. Jude comes from individual contributions," said Bret Roy of ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "Events like this gala help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital because all a family should worry about is helping their child live."

"We are proud of our ability to offer collectors, both veterans and first timers alike, the kind of superb artwork that can decorate their walls and their lives," said MLG President Eric Dannemann. These are truly assets that can be passed from one generation to the next, so families can enjoy them for years and years."

Dannemann added, "Holding our annual event has become a highlight of our year, and hopefully of our clients' year as well.  And to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a charity that finds cures and saves children's lives, is outreach that makes us proud, knowing we are making a difference."

About Martin Lawrence Galleries

Home to the most highly respected artists in the world, Martin Lawrence Galleries has redefined the art scene for clients and prospects of all tastes, with an unparalleled collection of works of art available for acquisition at exceptional value.  The galleries are distinguished by works by Philippe Bertho, Erté, Marc Chagall, Robert Deyber, François Fresinnier, Kerry Hallam, Frederick Hart, Keith Haring, Douglas Hofmann, Liudmila Kondakova, René Lalonde, Felix Mas, Takashi Murakami, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Andy Warhol and many others.

For more than 30 years, MLG has loaned nearly 250 different artworks by 16 different artists to 32 different museums around the world, including those by Calder, Chagall, Francis, Picasso, Warhol and many other artists to esteemed institutions such as the Whitney Museum, New York, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the San Francisco MOMA and the Museum Picasso, Barcelona.

MLG has locations in 10 cities across the country, including New York City, New York; San Francisco, Costa Mesa and La Jolla, California; Maui, Hawaii; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Las Vegas, Nevada. MLG offers unique and original works to its thousands of collectors that range in price from the hundreds to the millions of dollars. Each artwork is guaranteed for authenticity and highest condition, and the pieces come framed.

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